Ascent of Dune du Pilat on 2022-03-27

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 27, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dune du Pilat
    Elevation:338 ft / 103 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked in a large dedicated lot at 44.597555, -1.198138 for 6 EUR for 4 hours. Two steps up, one down. The elevation gain can be counted twice. :) It's difficult to say where the high point is. I believe it is ever changing. I don't know when topo maps were created, but it is clearly visible that dunes are moving inland. I walked more or less on the top, but GPX trails show a shift. In any case, it's Europe's highest dune, an easy walk with nice views and good sand climbing experience.

0h40 up, 0h35 down, 1h15 round trip.

Photos from Dune du Pilat

Self organized trip to France, Spain, Portugal.
P1000 - Cerro San Lorenzo,
P600 - Pierre-sur-Haute, Mont Baïgura, La Rhune, Ernio, Monte Urgull, Erlo, Eretza, Pico Pienzu, Gamoniteiro, Faro, Pico de Nevosa, Pedrada, Montemuro, Marão, Bornes
Other - Procher, Peyre Mayou, Dune du Pilat, Garita de Herbeira
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:256 ft / 78 m
    Total Elevation Loss:256 ft / 78 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:256 ft / 78 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:82 ft / 24 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:256 ft / 78 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:82 ft / 24 m
    Time:35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Deividas Valaitis
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